Richard Quinby

Rookie (December 10,1954)

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Above my computer desk where I write hangs a Charles Bukowski drawing with the quote, “These words I write keep me from total madness.” And in many ways that sums up how I feel about writing, it is not something I want to do; it is a catharsis, a way of exploring my feelings.

Born and raised in a small town in northern Alabama; I inherited a love of the written word from my mother, an ... more »

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  • Marie Elizabeth Bathory (9/15/2005 11:00:00 PM)

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Best Poem of Richard Quinby

A Poem Never Written

I found your panties
tangled in
my sheets
and
laughed at the
ironic justice
of that:

You just three days
gone
but gone I
knew
forever.
And your panties
tangled in
my sheets

I jotted that line down
and for 17 years
I moved it
from
note book
to
notebook.
I never did that line justice.
But then,
I never did your love justice
either

7/9/00

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